There will be no lack of commentary on Apple’s iPod bonanza today but one thing that stuck out was how quickly Apple decided to drop the price of the iPhone.
It”s surprise given given the initial reaction to the iPhone was its high cost. What happened? And how do all those people who rushed out to buy an iPhone feel now given they could have saved themselves a $200 if they had been a little more patient?
One more thought/prediction: the iPod Touch is going to cannibalize iPhone sales. The Touch has everything many consumers would want except the phone – and you have to believe there will be an awful lot of people willing to sacrifice having a built-in phone so they can get all the other features without locking themselves into a long-term contract with AT&T.
- Joey deVilla is enthusiastic about the Touch; pointing out that Canadians will avoid the “darn, I bought an iPhone” feeling because, after all, the iPhone has yet to be released in Canada by the fine folks at Rogers.
- Jupiter Research’s Mike Gartenberg provides a nice wrap-up of the day while stating the obvious: Apple now has a “product line that’s going to be hard for Apple’s competitors to match”.